Fans who missed out on part of Dave Matthews show at amphitheater to get concert credit
TOWN OF GEDDES, N.Y. —
Fans who missed out on part of the Dave Matthews concert at the St. Joseph's Health Amphitheater earlier this month are being offered credit towards another show, according to Live Nation.
The concert promotion company says offers have been emailed to people who bought tickets to the June 5 concert and didn't get through the gates by 8:15 p.m., when the show started. The credit — $50 for each lawn seat and $100 for each pavilion seat purchase — can be used at any Live Nation concert, not just ones held at the amphitheater.
Thousands of Dave Matthews fans were frustrated and angry after long lines to shuttle buses made them arrive at the concert at St. Joseph's Health Amphitheater long after it had started that evening. Concert-goers by the thousands waited in the venue's Pink Lot for over an hour for the shuttles to bring them to the main concert area, where they still had to wait in line to get in.
Problems even made some people resort to hop fences and run across Interstate 690.
Since the debacle, a pedestrian bridge from the lower lots to the amphitheater has been reopened for all subsequent concerts.